Auto Accident Specialist

Ernest Buberman, DC

Chiropractor located in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY and serving the Central Brooklyn, NY, Southwest Brookyn, NY and Flatbush, NY area.

Car accidents are extremely common — in 2016 alone, 7.2 million car accidents were reported in the United States. For injuries sustained in an auto accident, visit Ernest Buberman, DC, in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY and serving the Central Brooklyn, NY, Southwest Brookyn, NY and Flatbush, NY area, for a thorough exam and treatment. Dr. Buberman works with attorneys and insurance adjusters so your care and claim are hassle-free and you can focus on feeling better. To set up a visit, call or use the online booking tool today.

Auto Accident Q & A

What are the most common types of injuries from auto accidents?

The most common injury that results from an auto accident is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are whipped forward and backward forcefully. This can overstretch the muscles and ligaments in the neck, leading to pain, stiffness or instability, and potentially, chronic disability.

Other types of injuries that can result from car accidents include:

  • Headaches
  • Concussions
  • Shoulder pain
  • Upper or lower back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Cuts, bruises, and scrapes
  • Numbness and tingling in the arms or hands
  • Muscle pain

If left untreated, injuries from an auto accident may become chronic and cause lasting pain and disability. Dr. Buberman provides treatment for these injuries, so you recover as soon as possible.

When should I seek treatment after a car accident?

You should get an exam and treatment from Dr. Buberman as soon as possible after any type of auto accident. Even low-speed collisions under 20 mph have the potential to cause lasting physical pain and suffering. Dr. Buberman manages all types of auto accident injuries, including those from T-bone accidents and getting rear-ended.

Dr. Buberman also manages all of your paperwork and communicates with your attorney or insurance claims adjuster to make the process as smooth as possible. In many cases, you can also receive treatment with no out-of-pocket costs when you work with Dr. Buberman and your legal or insurance representative.

How are auto accident injuries diagnosed?

Dr. Buberman completes a thorough evaluation and physical exam on all patients who are involved in an auto accident. This involves asking questions about your accident, like how fast you were driving, the angle of impact, and if the airbags deployed or not.

Dr. Buberman then examines you, looking for signs of cuts, bruises, or swelling. He also performs a range of motion and orthopedic assessments to understand the function of your muscles, ligaments, and joints. Dr. Buberman may refer you for X-rays if he suspects you’ve sustained a whiplash or other ligament-related injury.

Based on your exam, Dr. Buberman outlines a treatment plan and how long to expect your recovery period to last.

How are auto accident injuries treated?

Under Dr. Buberman’s care, you may receive one or more of the following treatments or therapies.

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Postural exercises
  • Rehabilitative exercises and stretches

Depending on the extent of your injuries, Dr. Buberman may also recommend at-home strategies you can take, such as applying ice or heat, to reduce your pain.

To schedule an exam after your auto accident, call or book online with Ernest Buberman, DC.